Across the Danube River

I posted some photos from the Pest side of the Danube River in Budapest, and now here’s some more from the Buda side!


The first thing I saw when I crossed the river: it reads, “confidence in the ancient virtue,” the royal slogan of Franz Josef I, head of the Austro-Hungarian Empire….

confidence in the ancient virtue.

The narrow, uphill streets on this side of the river catch gorgeous shafts of light in the evening….

play of light.


At the top of the hill, in the Castle District, there are clusters of 19th century buildings…


…along with Hungary’s famous Fishermen’s Bastion, an expansive neo-Gothic terrace with great views of the city and the river. Here’s one of its 7 towers….

fishermen's bastion.

And just south of the Fishermen’s Bastion is the Royal Palace/Buda Castle:

buda castle.

Buda, with its small, winding streets and Castle District, has a medieval feel, while Pest is flatter, urban, and more spread out. I loved crossing back and forth across this wide river between the two very different sides of Budapest. : )


168 Responses to “Across the Danube River”

  1. These photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  2. That photo of the tower at Fisherman’s Bastion is amazing!! Gorgeous!!

    Thanks for sharing your pictures! πŸ™‚

  3. Wow…great shots. Looks like quite a place! I’m jealous.

  4. Beautifully captured. Lovely. I did not know it was such a historic city. Congrats on being freshly pressed.

  5. Incredible photos. I’m amazed at the different tones and moods you can enounter within relatively close proximity … what a beautiful place!


  6. Beautiful! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

  7. I love Budapest.
    Had a great time there! πŸ™‚

  8. Great job, girl. I’m green with eny!


  9. Cool shots, congrats on being freshly pressed.


  10. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing:)

  11. Thanks for sharing – beautiful pics. Congrats on being FP!

  12. It is so good to see Budapest on the home page of WordPress. Thank you very much for sharing these.
    a Hungarian girl

  13. these photos are truly amazing! Thank you!

  14. Great photos, these are stunning. I hope to visit someday!

    • I wonder why do you spend your time to paste the link to your blog in your comment to this post. If we click on your name we get there anyways πŸ˜€

  15. Great place to be, isn’t it?
    I love your photos, but where are the food photos?! πŸ™‚

  16. enjoyed my trip on the Danube last spring. Budapest was our last stop. You captured the city beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Stunning! That Fishermen’s Bastion shot especially.


  18. Awesome, thanks for sharing…

  19. belle foto.bellisima budapest.grazie.

  20. That look like the heaven of people ,,,so beautiful place

  21. Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing!

  22. I love these pictures! I lived in Budapest for two years and I miss it! I love your shot of the Fishermen’s Bastion. It was one of my favorite places to go at night and watch the city.

    • That’s so exciting that you lived there! I didn’t get a chance to go the Bastion at night – now I have an excuse to go back and visit again. πŸ˜‰

  23. Nice photos! Awesome Architecture in Budapest! Thanks for sharing!

  24. freakin beautiful! i love the old architecture and stone roads. fabulous.

  25. Such beautiful photos!! It really made me want to get on a flight to Budapeste right now πŸ˜‰

  26. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

  27. Beautiful photographs! You have wonderful skill in photography, do keep posting! πŸ˜€

  28. It looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for the photos.

  29. Woooww amazing!! thanks for shearing!! πŸ™‚

  30. Beautiful! You make me miss Europe (Poland specifically) very much! Your photographs capture the soul of the city well.

  31. Yay, yay so excited for my trip to Europe! πŸ™‚

  32. Beautiful Danube .It’s maginificent architectural details, the serene river were all captured in those photos.

  33. Very good place! I wish I can go there someday. I love to travel!

  34. Hi, Kate. I found your post/blog from WP’s Freshly Pressed page, and your photos are making me want to visit Budapest again! Thanks for your post, and congratulations!

  35. Budapest always fascinates me. Reading blogs about Budapest only adds up my desire to visit it one day. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Woooww amazing!! thank you for sharing!! I love to travel!

  37. Such breathtaking photos!

  38. nice building, nice shot!

  39. Lovely. I saw Budapest in the winter, in the snow. Brilliant city.

  40. Beautiful pictures! I hope to visit Budapest soon.

  41. These make me miss the beautiful city I once lived in. Thanks for posting them!

  42. My wife and I were in Budapest in 2003. It was a wonderful experience. These photos brought back many rich memories.
    Kenton Lewis

  43. Thank you for taking the time to discuss this, I strongly feel it and love learning

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  44. Wonderful pictures, it helps bring parts of the world to us who have not been there yet. To see other lands and pictures as well, is to see part of the story and share in a wonder we have yet to sense and dream of.

  45. All these shots are great, but my favorite is the “clusters of 19th century buildings” pic. You did a great job of capturing the city. I was only there for six hours ( but it was enough to make me determined to return–what a cool city. Happy travels and keep up the great work!

  46. Very nice photos! I love photography and you captured some great shots of an older city.

  47. Beautiful and very nice…. I want to feel there

  48. Nice photos! Congrats on being FP!

  49. beautiful photos. i’ve never been to budapest. i believe it’s amazing there. river, old city, variety. these are what i need and what are enough πŸ™‚ congrats!

  50. Thanks for posting these pictures. It just like I also have the chance to go to the places. Thank you.

  51. really the photos are simply beautiful

  52. Beautiful place and nice photography. You capture all the photos very beautiful.

  53. nice photos!! budapest is the best place i’ve ever been to πŸ™‚

  54. Very nice pictures! And beautiful place..

  55. oh, i love these. i wish i could also go there. πŸ™‚

  56. I have heard so much about this river passing right through Ukraine. Amazing.

  57. Wow, you really share amazing pictures and I always look forward to beautiful cities and places. Thank u for the beautiful pics and beautiful city Budapest. I love it!

  58. Beautiful! I’ve never been to Hungary, but I’ve heard a lot about this river. I wish I could go there someday! Hmm… πŸ˜›

    Thanks for sharing!

  59. If I can’t get there myself this is the next best thing.! Thanks so much for sharing!

  60. I have never been there , but I liked your photos very much! They are really nice and especially those with the old architecture – wonderful city!

  61. Cool pictures and keep it up πŸ™‚

  62. Budapest is one of my favorite places because the old and new just blends in so perfectly in one place. I don’t have to run over to another town just to witness that perfect harmony. I just need to take a cruise along the Danube River. And oh my! The Danube River! It’s the most romantic place to be at night! I hope I can get back to Budapest for another visit soon!

    Thanks for sharing! Your photos are gorgeous!

    • Thank you and thanks for checking out the blog! πŸ™‚ And you said it so well – the old and new does blend, that’s probably my favorite aspect of it all. The history right alongside the modern. πŸ™‚ And yes, I love the Danube at night, too! It’s such a beautiful river!

  63. Beautiful panomara like Java Island

  64. It is really lovely.I have traveled across the Danube last year and it was a great experience!

  65. Beautiful photos of a very beautiful place. Some day I would love to visit Budapest.

  66. I just love Budapest! Thanks for these gorgeous photos.

  67. Beautiful and makes me nostalgic for that part of Europe… Thank you

  68. What a Lovely Photographs, I liked it..Really amazing, Very clear and Crystal sharp.The Place seems, that we are roaming over there.
    by- BrainQuest-NGO

  69. it feels good to see clean and solemn places like this and its a matter of taking pictures and letting others see it.

  70. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  71. me encanta Budapest, pasΓ© una semana maravillosa alli.

  72. Very nice pic’s . I never seen this rare photos . Great job. Keep it up

  73. Really liked this post. Now I need to browse around more

  74. Now I understand why this is the place so often recommended. Thanks.

  75. These photos are really amazing.

  76. I love the castle! It has a great appeal for a photograph. Good job on the snaps!

  77. i like this photo thank’s

  78. wow these pictures are fantastic, should add to the bucket list πŸ™‚ congrats on being freshly pressed

  79. Don’t see many people in the streets. Feels like a nice place to walk in πŸ™‚

  80. WOW!!! These are really cool pictures! Makes me want to visit soon!

  81. Amazing pictures, I was there a year ago as part of a summer course field trip.


  82. Beautiful! I’m so jealous of your opportunity to travel here!

  83. Travel feeds the mind, body and soul!

  84. Beautiful pics of my beloved hometown! Thank you for posting them! πŸ™‚

  85. I loved the photo of the Royal Palace or Buda Castle! It looks exactly like ones you read about and imagine in fairy tales…

  86. good article!thank you for sharing!

  87. I loved the photo of the Royal Palace or Buda Castle! It looks exactly like ones you read about and imagine in fairy tales…

  88. Great shots! I absolutely love Budapest. It’s one of my favorite cities on the planet. Check out my pics here:


  89. Lovely… makes me wish I were there!

  90. Good photography is hard to come by, however your photos are beautiful…Keep up the wonderful work.

  91. supert foto

  92. Why it didn’t look like my image. Danube River a romantic place.

  93. The pictures are very beautiful, I like it very much, thank you for sharing.

  94. looks like you had a great time – thanks for sharing!

  95. Wow what a great view, Danube River

  96. Very nice information shared by you. I was just searching this type of information and luckily I got it from your blog. I like your blog also. Keep it up.

  97. very nice . clear pictures. πŸ˜€ like it!!

  98. Great pictures! I never really travel so pictures like these bring me the opportunity to see the world. Thanks for sharing and congratulations for making it in the freshly pressed!

  99. Wonderful photos! One can spend hours with these photos. Thanks for sharing.

  100. Great pictures! Ironically, I saw your post about five minutes after researching hotels and flights to Budapest, so I had to click on it! πŸ™‚

  101. This is amazing i swear!..

  102. i love the pictures, really nice place to visit….someday

  103. Your pictures are stunning and amazing to look at. I love to visit your country one day…! I am from the MALDIVES. Here we got the sunny side of the world, a tropical resort islands destination in the mid of Indian Ocean. Come and visit us, take some pictures from us.
    I am also a blogger and wish you to visit my blog and leave your comments here. You can explore out beautiful country through my blog. But remember I am not a professional writer or photographer.

  104. Your pictures are stunning and amazing to look at. I love to visit your country one day…! I am from the MALDIVES. Here we got the sunny side of the world, a tropical resort islands destination in the mid of Indian Ocean. Come and visit us, take some pictures from us.
    I am also a blogger and wish you to visit my blog and leave your comments here. You can explore out beautiful country through my blog. But remember I am not a professional writer or photographer.

  105. Beautiful city. Need to go as it there.
    Do you recommend to visit the city of Lviv in Ukraine

  106. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed – well deserved, lovely photos! The Buda Castle looks like it is out of a fairy-tale.

  107. Is it just me or does the Buda Castle look like a miniature Sacre Couer in Paris? Beautiful pics!

  108. hello, I like this blog about “The Danube River” and I want really to visit it.
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  109. nice photo
    Thanks for sharing!

  110. Beautiful city
    and nice photo

  111. wow, this looks great. ive never been anywhere along the danube but it definately is going on the bucket list!!

  112. Oh Budapest .. I just spent a week there in June. What a beautiful place! I hope you got to spend some time at Central Market?

  113. Great pictures of a beautiful city. It has been quite a few years since I was there but I still have such great memories of it. Thanks for posting

  114. Beautiful city ) Each stone has its own history there.

  115. Thanks for the great pictures. It is always interesting to see architecture different from your own. Congrats on getting pressed.

  116. Wonderful pictures and travel blog. We’ve been traveling along the Rhine River from Koln and now in Friedrichshafen where the Rhine flows from Italy into Germany and Netherlands.

  117. my god…….. the castle……………………………………………………………………… O_O
    I wish I could be there right now…

  118. thanks for sharing the articles!

  119. Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing.

  120. What beautiful photos. Thanks so much for sharing with all!

  121. I enjoyed reading this post… Great report.

  122. Such beautiful architecture.

  123. Budapest is a mesmerizing place with such unique culture, traditions and atmosphere!


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